“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” –Wayne Dyer

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” –Wayne Dyer

Everyone comes from somewhere. Everyone has a history. It could be a happy, easy history or one that is full of hurts of some kind. No matter what that history looks like, it can be used to grow, change, and improve. Then it becomes a gift that we carry and pass to others. We walk with them as they too discover that whatever happened yesterday can be used to change someone’s tomorrow. Recovery isn’t about being perfect or completely, magically healed of our hurts, habits and hang-ups. Recovery is about facing them all and telling them that they don’t have power over us. We have the power to choose! We use our wounds, scars and stories to help guide and heal those around us.

The power is in YOU. Choose…

Sarah Deats
Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Recovery Guide